Clemson closed out a perfect three game homestand Saturday afternoon with a 72-49 win over Virginia. The Tigers jumped on the Cavaliers early and never let up, and they never trailed in the game. They led 41-22 at halftime and built their lead to 32 in the second half. It’s the first time since 2003 the Tigers have beaten Virginia in consecutive games.
AUDIO: Oliver Purnell
The 23 point margin of victory is Clemson’s largest of the ACC season. The Tigers are now 7-5 in the league and 19-7 overall. They are now tied with Florida State for fifth in the ACC, a half game behind fourth place Wake Forest. Jerai Grant led the Tigers with a career high matching 18 points. He was 8-9 from the floor. He also had 5 rebounds and 4 blocks.
AUDIO: Jerai Grant
Trevor Booker had 14 points and 8 rebounds and Milton Jennings came off the bench to add 11 points. Jennings was perfect on the day going 4-4 from the floor including a three pointer, and he was 2-2 at the line. The Tigers were 12-13 on free throws.
AUDIO: Trevor Booker
The Tigers finish up the season with three of their final four games on the road beginning with a Wednesday night clash at Maryland. Next Sunday the Tigers will be at Florida State. Their final home game will be March 2nd against Georgia Tech. They conclude the regular season at Wake Forest March 7th.
AUDIO: Andre Young